Kansas Donated Dental Services (DDS) is a project initiated by the National Foundation for Dentistry for the Handicapped and the Kansas Dental Association. Its purpose is to provide free, comprehensive care for people who are permanently disabled, elderly and medically compromised who are unable to afford dental care. The Kansas dentists volunteering for DDS donated services in their own offices. Dental laboratories contribute services.
The following words of gratitude are from just two of the thank-you notes that DDS patients have sent.
“I can smile now. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
“I have been in pain for years. Thank you for your time and help. I have a fresh start”
To date, 367 dentists have provided over $8.8 million worth of free dental treatment for 2,970 disabled patients.
Over 70 dental laboratories have contributed $648,852 in services.
A coordinator, Cayla Lloyd, determines eligibility of applicants, matches patients with dentists, monitors each person’s progress, and coordinates laboratory services.
Revenue realized for the sale of DentaCheques funds the expansion of the DDS program. Nationally, 12,463 dentists and 3394 dental labs in fifty states volunteer in this important humanitarian initiative. To date, the DDS program has enabled 70,387 needy disabled, elderly and medically compromised individuals to benefit from $102 million charitable care.
For more information about Donated Dental Services contact Cayla Lloyd at 888-870-2066 or visit http://dentallifeline.org/kansas/.